Fundraising

Help ‘miracle’ Kieran walk for second time

The mum of a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy who spent years learning to walk, is hoping to raise money for an operation that will allow him to stay on two feet and pain free. Kieran Evans, of Pinchbeck, was initially given just 12 hours to live after being born three-and-a-half months early. The resulting bleeding on his brain led to ...

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Sunday spin raises charity cash

South Holland Cyclists raised hundreds of pounds on a 60-mile ride. A total of 32 cyclists took part in the Sunday bike ride, organised by Castle Sports Centre operators, 1Life. The ride started in Spalding at the Castle Sports Complex and rolled through to Deeping and onto Stamford before heading back to the leisure centre for a Sunday roast dinner ...

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Generous gift aids Holbeach community hospital wing

A generous anonymous donor has stepped forward after a hospital run by the community hit unexpected costs in its new £660,000 expansion. Holbeach Hospital has unveiled its recent expansion nearly 30 years after volunteers saved it from closure. It is still community run thanks largely to donations, and opened a new wing with eight much-needed bedrooms to ease the waiting ...

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School’s slice of the Macmillan Coffee morning action

There was cake with a cherry on top for pupils and friends on Spalding Parish Church of England Day School. The annual Macmillan Coffee fundraiser was held at the venue. Staff, parents and children demonstrated their Bake-Off skills to produce a fantastic spread of cakes and biscuits. Year Six pupils, Harley and Tom, worked hard to make sure that everyone ...

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Numbers add up for Spalding school

The Priory School in Spalding has received a boost towards getting a new all-weather sports pitch thanks to accountancy firm Moore Thompson. The company chose the Neville Avenue school for those with special education needs as its charity of the year. Colleagues took on a host of events including a sponsored abseil down the Orbit Tower at the Olympic Park, ...

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Motel’s latest donation to charity

A local philanthropist who believes he’s raised nearly £800,000 for veterans over the years has come good again. Harold Payne, the owner of the Anglia Motel, Fleet, recently handed over a cheque for £10,000 to The Royal Anglian regiment’s Benevolent Fund. Soldiers from the regiment received the cheque at the motel’s recent Wheels Weekend which saw a display of classic ...

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Charity shoot goes with a bang

More than £1,000 has been raised at a charity clay pigeon shoot for the Poppy Appeal.   The event, held earlier this month at the East of England Shooting Ground near Whaplode Drove, saw almost 40 contestants in teams of up to four competing for prizes including a Land Rover Experience donated by Duckworth Jaguar Land Rover of Kirton and ...

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MP in the pink for breast cancer

John Hayes, MP for South Holland and the Deepings added pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser on Friday, October 19. Mr Hayes was joined by more than 200 other parliamentarians in Westminster, all encouraging people across the UK to take part on wear it pink day and raise money for Breast Cancer ...

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Cuppa load of this cancer fight: Macmillan Coffee Morning round-up

Five-year-old Brogan Marshall is among those urging you to tuck into cake and coffee this week to raise money for a cancer supporting charity. Brogan is one of the many hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning in memory of a loved one. His Saturday event is in memory of his grandfather John Marshall. First up though in raising money for Macmillan ...

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Riley welcomes his heroes home

A group of Sutton Bridge friends who cycled from Wales to the town on Saturday to raise money for a boy recovering from brain cancer was welcomed with a sign that read “my heroes”. Riley Watts (11) is in remission and the riders wanted to raise money to send him and his family on holiday following their 18-month ordeal. The ...

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Alan’s Three Peaks climb raises a gr-eight sum

Gutsy grandad Alan Clucas helped raise more than £8,000 for his Cowbit-based family by completing the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge on Saturday. Alan, along with daughter Victoria Darby and her husband Paul, successfully scaled Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) – with the ordeal taking 13-and-a-half hours. The trio were helping raise money for Victoria’s Mia, Charlie and ...

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Help community scheme to get cash pot

A Gosberton and Quadring community scheme is in with the chance of a cash grant thanks to making an awards shortlist. The  Good Neighbour Scheme has been shortlisted in the Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving 2018 awards and is in with the chance of winning £500. Voting closes on October 12 and this year Skipton said it has 165 pots ...

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‘Pushing to the limit’ to send Riley on holiday

A Sutton Bridge boy who is recovering from brain cancer treatment will get a well-deserved holiday with funds raised by a country-spanning bike ride this Saturday. Family and friends of 11-year-old Riley Watts will set off from Wales in the early hours of Saturday morning and arrive back at Sutton Bridge on Saturday evening. The welcoming committee will be at ...

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Help for hospital treating teenager

Fundraisers are helping the children’s department of a Norfolk hospital where a Holbeach teenager is being treated for a debilitating condition. Asher Denman (14) was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease two years ago and has never been in remission. There are some days he has to drag himself to school after little sleep, but his family say he doesn’t let the ...

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Bears in the air at church

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? – No it was teddy bears falling from the sky in Quadring. Villagers aged from under five to over 80 took part in the regular sponsored Teddy Bear Jump on Saturday, September 8. While the church was open for a Heritage Open Day, those dropping the teddies aimed for a target on ...

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Piling up the pounds for charity

A number of those looking to lose weight have put their best foot forward to raise money for charity. Members of the Holbeach Slimming World group that meets on Mondays have collected £90 so far thanks to a Walk All Over Cancer event. The Holbeach group’s consultant, Mel Horscroft, said of the charity effort: “I’m so incredibly proud of my ...

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Top talent rocks Pinchbeck charity show

This week might have seen the return of The X Factor, but the true talent was on stage in Pinchbeck for the Uptown’s Got Talent charity concert that raised more than £1,000. Organiser and Uptown Vinyl Records owner Alan Barnsdale said: “This was the first Uptown’s Got Talent showcase of local talent which proved a great success and the crowd ...

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Chips are up for Spalding charity

A fish and chip shop has helped a local charity that’s been hit by thieves. Westlode Fisheries on Westlode Street decided to donate 10 per cent of all its takings on Friday, August 24 to St Barnabas Hospice. It comes after its High Street charity shop and cafe was twice targeted by thieves last month, on the eve of week ...

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Saddling up as a thanks for Joshua

A special cycle ride is to be held to thank Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for its treatment of a young Deeping St Nicholas boy who was born with a hole in his heart. Joshua Lawson was just six weeks old when his family were told of the condition in 2014. It meant young Joshua needed open heart surgery, which ...

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Friends brave the shave in South holland

Two South Holland women have braved the shave and lost their locks for a good cause. Georgina Harrison and Jennie Thomas pledged to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support by having their heads shaved. The clippers were wielded on Saturday and both women are sporting a new look. Georgina was diagnosed with a rare tumour after a routine eye test ...

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